Tchaikovsky's "Third Symphony": An analysis of its form, harmony, and style

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Title:
Tchaikovsky's "Third Symphony": An analysis of its form, harmony, and style
Author:
Alexander, David Robert, 1955-
Issue Date:
1989
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Little has been written about Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony, and it is rarely performed. Many of the compositional techniques used in this symphony were also used in Tchaikovsky's later symphonies; in some regards, however, the Third Symphony is atypical (if not unique) in relation to his other symphonies: It contains five movements, its tonic key is major, and it is not programmatic. This thesis presents a comprehensive analysis of the symphony as it unfolds, and this is illustrated with musical examples and analytical figures. An analysis chart of each movement (detailing form and key) is given. Each movement is summarized in terms of sonorities, tonalities, and methods of modulation, thereby providing some insights into the consistency/variety of Tchaikovsky's compositional language in this symphony. It is hoped that this analysis will help to generate interest in this important Tchaikovsky symphony that has, to date, attracted little attention.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Symphonies, no. 3, op. 29, D major.
Degree Name:
M.M.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Music
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Murphy, Edward W.

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dc.titleTchaikovsky's "Third Symphony": An analysis of its form, harmony, and styleen_US
dc.creatorAlexander, David Robert, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAlexander, David Robert, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractLittle has been written about Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony, and it is rarely performed. Many of the compositional techniques used in this symphony were also used in Tchaikovsky's later symphonies; in some regards, however, the Third Symphony is atypical (if not unique) in relation to his other symphonies: It contains five movements, its tonic key is major, and it is not programmatic. This thesis presents a comprehensive analysis of the symphony as it unfolds, and this is illustrated with musical examples and analytical figures. An analysis chart of each movement (detailing form and key) is given. Each movement is summarized in terms of sonorities, tonalities, and methods of modulation, thereby providing some insights into the consistency/variety of Tchaikovsky's compositional language in this symphony. It is hoped that this analysis will help to generate interest in this important Tchaikovsky symphony that has, to date, attracted little attention.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectTchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Symphonies, no. 3, op. 29, D major.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.M.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMusicen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMurphy, Edward W.en_US
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dc.identifier.oclc20745397en_US
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